George Peters to Mr. Kazuo Iwamoto, 21 August 1944

George Peters to Mr. Kazuo Iwamoto, 21 August 1944

Copy for Mr. Shears
August 21, 1944.
Mr. Kazuo Iwamoto,
Registration No. 07499,
Great Lakes Sawmill, Fort Williams, Ontario. Dear Sir:
We are in receipt of your letter of recent date. This has been carefully read and we can appreciate that the disposal of your property is a matter of great personal concern to you. However, the sale of all Japanese properties is being carried out as a part of a policy of liquidation outlined by Ottawa on the basis of appraised values.
Your letter has been placed on our files so that your comments in regard to this sale will remain on record, but we can only advise you that we are unable to consider any alternative in regard to this matter.
Kindly let us have your title without delay, as requested in our former letter.
Yours truly, Administration Department.



George Peters to Mr. Kazuo Iwamoto, 21 August 1944


Encoder: Ariel Merriam
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